Welcome to the PC DATA course. This program is comprised of 2 individual modules: Assessment of Cognition & Diagnosis of Dementia and Initial Management of Dementia. Each of these Self-Learning programs have been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Ontario for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits. Click below to register or being the course.

30-45 MIN
Per Module

Up to 1
Mainpro + credit
Per Module

Module 1

Assessment of Cognition & Diagnosis of Dementia

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the risk factors and possible presentations of dementia in older adults.
  • Understand the recommended processes for family physicians to follow in the evaluation of individuals with suspected dementia.
  • Distinguish between dementia and other conditions which may present with cognitive changes in older adults.
dementia assessment algorithm

Module 2

Initial Management of Dementia

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and approach to the disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia.
  • Understand the nonpharmacological management of early dementia including care partner supports.
  • Review the indications and potential side effects of medications approved for dementia (cholinesterase inhibitors, memantine).
dementia management algorithm